Great post, these numbers are outrageous, beyond comprehension for a normal, rational, compassionate human. Even worse, is that these figures are just what the F&W agencies do themselves, it does not reflect the other 200 million F&W gives for Hunters opportunities. It is a mass genocide on animals by these sociopathic killers. Every fiber of my being is damaged and in constant pain knowing this.
3.2 Million Animals Killed by Wildlife Services in 2015
The newest tallies from America’s secretive wildlife-killing program are in, and they’re grim. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services says it killed more than 3.2 million animals during fiscal year 2015. That’s about a half-million more animals than the program killed the previous year.
Despite increasing calls for reform, Wildlife Services’ reckless slaughter continues, last year wiping out 385 gray wolves, 68,905 coyotes, 480 black bears, 284 mountain lions, 731 bobcats, 492 river otters, 3,437 foxes and 21,559 beavers.
The Center for Biological Diversity has been leading the charge to reform this rogue program, which often does its killing at the behest of the agricultural industry and other powerful interests.
“There’s simply no scientific basis for continuing to shoot, poison and strangle millions of animals every year — a cruel practice that not only fails to effectively manage targeted wildlife…
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